Bob Aspromonte a 3rd baseman who started his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956 ended it in 1971 with the Mets. He was the last Brooklyn Dodger to play in the majors.
The Mets acquired the native Brooklynite on December 1, 1970 from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Ron Herbel. Despite hitting just .225 for the Mets Aspromonte became somewhat of a fan favorite for the 1971 Mets. He would play in 104 games hitting 5 home runs while driving in 33.
His best game with the Mets occurred on May 18 against his former team the Atlanta Braves. He hit 2 home runs and drove in 3 runs.
The Mets released him following the season ending his playing career.
While with the Mets Aspromonte wore number 2.
Bob Aspromonte also played for the following teams:
Brooklyn Dodgers – 1956
Los Angeles Dodgers – 1960,1961
Houston Astros – 1962-1968
Atlanta Braves – 1969,1970